Category Archives: QOTD

QOTD: Mitch McConnell Defines U.S. #1 Priority

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“Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That’s how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment.” 

I have no doubt a large majority of Democrats would agree with McConnell.

Shouldn’t we have a vigorous national debate about this proxy war with Russia before continuing?

Exactly what is the U.S. vital national interest in that war?

Is that war your personal #1 priority right now?

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

Merry Christmas, y’all.

Steve Parker, M.D

PS: Are you in fighting shape? Let me help.

QOTD: The Wrath of God…

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The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God, nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 1: 18-22

QOTD: Proverbs 13: 20-21

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

Alternatively, the King James version:

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

QOTD: Napoleon on the Bankers

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When a government is dependent on bankers for money, they and not the leaders of government control the situation. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole obligation is gain.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte

After I read that, I thought about the US’s Federal Reserve System of banks, the Russia-Ukraine war, the US’s raging inflation problem, the World Economic Forum, Blackrock and Vanguard, income and wealth inequality, recent US shortages of infant formula and tampons, covidiocy, and predictions of basic food shortages and famine. Is it all masterminded by the banksters, to enrich them?

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Steve Parker, M.D.

QOTD: Vanderleun on Retirement Planning

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My personal long-term care plan is the penitentiary.  What’s yours?

Vanderleun

QOTD: The Hippocratic Oath on Abortion

From the National Library of Medicine:

I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract: 

To hold him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to be a partner in life with him, and to fulfill his needs when required; to look upon his offspring as equals to my own siblings, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or contract; and that by the set rules, lectures, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to students bound by this contract and having sworn this Oath to the law of medicine, but to no others.

I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgement, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

In purity and according to divine law will I carry out my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, even upon those suffering from stones, but I will leave this to those who are trained in this craft.

Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption, including the seduction of women or men, whether they are free men or slaves.

Whatever I see or hear in the lives of my patients, whether in connection with my professional practice or not, which ought not to be spoken of outside, I will keep secret, as considering all such things to be private.

So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.


I bet you didn’t know that abortion was in there. By coincidence, I was telling my wife last night that the only thing I remember about my medical school graduation was putting on the vestments, that my parents were there, and it was in Oklahoma City. I doubt I took the Hippocratic Oath. I was in my agnostic phase then. And as a Christian now, I would never swear an oath to Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea. I’m not a good Christian, but I try.

Steve Parker, M.D.

QOTD: Heinlein on Censorship and Tyranny

h/t WRSA

QOTD: Mark Twain on Fooling People

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It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

– Samuel Clemens

QOTD: Men and Women…Together

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“Yes, the kids are long gone, but we’re still together.”

Men offer women what other women can’t, and when they do it right, everyone is better off. Women at their best bring out the best in men. They — men, that is — are more inclined to behave themselves, to work harder, scrape off their rougher edges, and be more dependable. This extends into other arenas of social life, like being a good father, a reliable worker, and a helpful neighbor. Women get to have men around to be “the fathers” to the children that they cannot be, to share the burdens and joys of child-rearing, and, together, ease the chastening of old age.

-Stephen Paul Foster, July 1, 2021 (I’d link to the source but the website owner has blocked my IP address)

QOTD: Solzhenitsyn on Resistance

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago and other books